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Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

The Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Action Plan provides a framework for the Council to lead effective and co-ordinated action to reduce the health, economic and social harm associated with licit and illicit drug use in the municipal area.


The Action Plan outlines ongoing key strategies and actions.

Community Safety

Hobart City Council works hard to promote community safety and works closely with Tasmania Police and other agencies in helping to address issues relating to crime and other anti-social behavior throughout the City of Hobart.

The Safer Hobart Community Partnership

The Safer Hobart Community Partnership (SHCP) was formed in 2009 to improve safety and the perception of safety in the City of Hobart.  It is a strategic partnership which brings together key stakeholders responsible for the delivery of community safety and associated issues, including crime prevention initiatives, at a senior level, to achieve effective, efficient and coordinated outcomes.  Simply put, it is a coordinated action group.

The membership includes:

  • Hobart City Council
  • Tasmania Police
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Treasury and Finance - Liquor and Gaming Branch
  • Department of Health and Human Services - DCYFS and Youth Justice
  • Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources - Roads and Traffic Division
  • Metro Tasmania
  • Target Hobart
  • The Hobart Chamber of Commerce

Each organisation is represented by an individual who has 'front line' experience in dealing with community safety issues.  Communication between the partners is critical and in order to facilitate this the Hobart City Council has appointed a Community Safety Officer to act as a single point of contact for all SHCP business.  Rebecca Taylor can be contacted on 62382 100 or by email taylorr@hobartcity.com.au

Crime Stoppers Tasmania

Crime Stoppers TasmaniaThe Mission of Crime Stoppers Tasmania is to operate as an independent, non-profit, community organisation that assists and supports crime solving through the provision of safe, anonymous mechanisms for reporting crime, improving the quality of life for all Tasmanians.  The Hobart City Council is a long term supporter of Crime Stoppers Tasmania, working in partnership to provide mutual benefit to the community.  A major initiative of this work is the placement of reflective stickers featuring the Crime Stoppers number on large Council vehicles.  Members of the public can call the 1 800 333 000 number free of charge to report anything they think may help police to solve the crimes.  Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward (up to $2000).

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001